Hello Stranger is Catie Curtis' first string band CD, recorded with a select group of Nashville all-star pickers including Stuart Duncan
(fiddle, mandolin), Alison Brown (banjo), Todd Phillips (bass), George Marinelli (guitar/mandolin/dobro) and Kenny Malone (percussion).
Hello Stranger includes a number of her own tunes (fan favorites) as well as a few choice covers. Guests Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier dropped by for vocal appearances on several cuts, and the resulting album is reminiscent of Steve Earle's Train A Comin'
project in its intimacy, and shows a side of Curtis' musical persona never before captured on CD. Highlight tracks include the Curtis chestnut "My Dad's Yard",the title track "Hello Stranger" (featuring a duet with Mary Gauthier) and a cover of the Cat Steven's Track Titles s classic "Tuesday's Dead."